The inside story of the world's most exciting cricketer, and the spectacular impact he has had on the game - 2005's biggest, boldest cricket book. Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is one of the most exciting cricketers in the world and has improved out of all recognition during the last two years. In 2003, he was England's best player at the World Cup. Then, explosively, he lit up the second half of the summer in 2004, lifting spirits at Lord's with a bat-smashing 142. He walked off with the England man of the series award and averages to flaunt. This book marks his story so far in his own words, taking us up to and including the summer of 2005. Freddie will highlight the moments and matches in his career that helped him dramatically on his way forward, and reveals what it is like to play for one of the most successful England cricket teams in recent times. This lively anecdotal account of a cricket star's life will inspire and entertain in equal measures.
Andrew Flintoff was born in 1977 in Preston, Lancashire, where he lived until he was 21. At the age of 16 he won a three-year county contract with Lancashire, then followed an England Under-19 trip to the West Indies. At the age of 20, he was picked for his Test debut against South Africa. His career really took off on a tour of India in 2001, when he opened the batting, and his maiden Test hundred came against New Zealand the following March. Andrew Flintoff lives with his wife Rachael and baby daughter.